Using Text-to-Speech Products with the OurSCHOOL Survey
Our clients continually ask us if they can use text-to-speech software with the OurSCHOOL survey and if so is there a product we would recommend? While The Learning Bar does not endorse any specific product, we do know that assistive text-to-speech software can be used effectively with our surveys.
The Learning Bar has heard from a variety of members who have successfully used various text-to-speech applications to support students taking the survey. Some of these applications include:
We also recommend using the following combinations of browser + screen reader when taking the OurSCHOOL survey:
- Firefox with NVDA
- Chrome with Jaws®
- Chrome with Voiceover [Mac]
What OurSCHOOL Users Are Saying
"We use Google Read&Write extensively in our division. Our division has Read&Write installed as an extension so every student and teacher has it on their desktops and chrome books. In the past, we have used this tool for students doing the OurSCHOOL survey and it has worked fine. It is an effective tool to use for the survey."
- Terry Jordens, Holy Family RCSSD, Saskatchewan
Text-to-Speech in Action with OurSCHOOL!
Below is a short instruction video using Read&Write text-to-speech software with the OurSCHOOL survey in Google’s Chrome browser. You can access more information detailed instructions through Texthelp. They have an easy to use instruction sheet or you can watch a video.